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May 16, 2020

You think times are challenging now, listen to what Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 24:21-22, “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”

Sometime after the church is raptured the tribulation will take place as recorded in Revelation and many books of the minor prophets. There have been discussions on whether the next day after the rapture will be considered the first day of the tribulation or if it will begin after the Antichrist is revealed. I don’t know exactly when it will start or when it will end but this is what I do know, it is going to happen. In total, the tribulation is said to last seven years but I understand God’s timetable is different from man; therefore, I can only speculate on this timetable and not be specific.

From reading the scriptures in Revelation, I understand the tribulation is divided into two parts. The first part which lasts three and a half years is called the tribulation and the last three and a half years is known as the great tribulation. During this seven-year tribulation as I stated in previous blogs, there will be 21 judgments meted out on the earth and its inhabitants. After the fourth seal judgment, one-fourth of the earth’s population will be dead, and by the time the sixth trumpet judgment takes place another third of the population is dead which means half of the earth’s population will be dead even before the great tribulation starts (Revelation 6:8; 9:15-18).

Believers have not been raptured nor have the world entered the tribulation period but we are seeing a magnitude of death on the earth due to sickness, natural disasters, famine, pestilences, murder, and suicide. The world’s death toll is going to significantly increase and the sad but true fact is calamities are only going to intensify and get worse.
Many people are having difficulty adjusting to the Covid-19 quarantine. Many feel they are experiencing or will be experiencing PTSD when things begin to normalize. This right here is a piece of cake in comparison to the future as described in Revelation; hence, all of us need to plan for our eternal future.

I know most of us are tired of hearing bad news and we don’t want to hear of pending disasters, but as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I am compelled to share biblical truths with the world. It is my responsibility to say there is danger ahead; however, God has provided safety and a way of escape for all who will invite Him into their lives. The good news is you don’t have to faint, nor be afraid for God cares for you and He desires that you should be saved and not eternally perish.

On today if you are reading this blog, and you don’t have a relationship with God, right now, you can invite Him into your life. God has provided salvation for humanity through the death, burial, and resurrection of His son, Jesus. As the saying goes, “Don’t put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.” In fact, this will be the best and greatest decision that you have made in your life, and if you do it you will become part of God’s royal family and you won’t have to worry about tomorrow for you made the right decision.

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